I have a "bad" habit of not buying a printer until I know that it can work with Ubuntu, and not just with Windows. I also look at the cost of 3rd party ink. What I need is a way to get the new line of EcoTank printers from Epson to work with 16.04. The base model is "Expression ET‑2500" Since this tech is more cost effective than my current color printers, I need to be able to install it on my Ubuntu systems. I rarely run Windows anymore and it would be too much "effort" to switch to Windows to print the work.

So is there any way to do this? Before I fork over the $300+ cash for the printer?


I bought one of those printers recently, and I found this command allows me to use the printer with ubuntu 16.04:

sudo apt-get install printer-driver-escpr

However, I am currently looking for a Epson package I can run to allow me a wider range of printer options.

Works fine overall.

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